Boerperd, noun

Forms:
Also Boereperd.
Plurals:
Boerperde /ˈbuːrpɛːrdə/, Boerperds.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, boer (applied to indigenous plants and animals) + perd horse.
A recognized breed of utility horse dating from the early eighteenth century; Boer pony. Also attributive. See also Cape horse (Cape sense 2 a), Nooitgedacht pony (Nooitgedacht).
1970 Grocott’s Mail 24 Nov. 4 (advt)5-Gaited Boerperd Stallion.
1971 Farmer’s Weekly 12 May 104Meadows Boerperd Stud...Vonk the sire (Skimmel)..is a former South African Boerperd Champion.
1973 Farmer’s Weekly 9 May 21Research included..study of part-bred horses which included the Old Cape Horse from which the Boerperd originates. ‘After a thorough study of the Old Cape Horse it became abundantly clear to me that the well-loved Boerperd was rapidly dying out in its true form.’
1973 Grocott’s Mail 30 Oct. 3There are only two breeds of gaited horses in South Africa. These are the almost indigenous Boerperd which dates back to the time of Lord Charles Somerset, and the American saddle horse.
1984 Daily Dispatch 10 Oct. 1A hundred horses will be American saddlers worth thousands of rands. Other breeds will include Arabs and Boerperds.
1990 J. Theron in Farmer’s Weekly 20 Apr. (Sporting Horse) 13People often refer to any old farm horse as a ‘Boerperd’. However, there’s a big difference between the pedigree Boerperd and the wander-abouts.
1990 J. Theron in Farmer’s Weekly 20 Apr. (Sporting Horse) 14 [see Boer pony].
A recognized breed of utility horse dating from the early eighteenth century; Boer pony. Also attributive.

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